First Nations Languages
Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies Global Notes to Prospective Applicants:
These postings are updated by SFU's departments. Applicants should make sure that they can meet the departments' requirements and application deadlines. Please apply directly to the department where the job posting is located. Please check your department's job posting website as well.
This webpage generally features the Department's available postings/hiring appointments. Advertised postings may include, but not exclusive to, temporary instructional appointments such as Sessional Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and/or Tutor/Marker positions.
Temporary instructional appointments are generally for First Nations Community Academic Outreach Programming, namely, First Nations Language Instruction (FNLG), as well as courses from other disciplines.
For postings and details on available positions† (including Work-Study positions) and/or supplementary information (including TA & T/M positions job postings) regarding the Department's temporary instruction appointments, please visit:
First Nations Languages Employment Page (with detailed job postings): www.sfu.ca/fnlp/employ
First Nations Languages (FNLP-FNEP) Temporary Instruction Postings †
Upcoming - Appointments in FNLP:
A. Faculty/Post-Doctoral positions:
Summer 2020: There are no faculty/post-doctoral positions available.
For posting and details, visit First Nations Languages Program's website: Employment webpage.
Employment > Posting - FNLP [ www.sfu.ca/fnlp ] website
B. FNLP Sessional Instructor(s), Teaching Assistants, and/or Tutor-Markers positions:
Term 1201 / Spring 2020 Posting(s) for Temporary Position(s) and number of positions available:
Sessional Instructor: 4 positions available
Position Location Course & Section Competition
Number (Region) Status
SI-9 Whitehorse, Yukon First Nations FNLG 335 A390 OPEN
SI-10 Whitehorse, Yukon First Nations FNLG 435 A390 OPEN
SI-12 Adams Lake FNLG 434 A500 OPEN
SI-13 Whitehorse, Yukon First Nations FNLG 233/234 A390 OPEN
FNLG 335 A390 Topic: ST-Immersion teaching & learning techniques
FNLP 458 A100 Secwpemctsin (Western Dialect)
FNLG 435 A390 Topic: ST-Video Recordings, Translations & Transcribing
FNLG 435 A900 Topic: ST-Language on the Land (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim)
FNLG 133 A970 Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Downriver)
FNLG 434 A500 Secwepemctsin (Eastern Dialect)
A390 sections-Athapaskan & Tlingit
Sessional Instructor Positions Application deadline(s):
SI-9,10, 12: 12 noon, Monday, Decmber 2, 2019
SI-13,: 12 noon, Tuesday, December 3, 2019
*** For detailed job postings including application details,
please visit the FNLP Employment webpage. ***
Please submit one application per position available.
Posted: Nov 25, 2019 (SI-,9,10,12); Nov 28, 2019 (SI-13), Dec 04, 2019 (SI-15), Dec 05, 2019 (SI-16)
C. Teaching Assistants and/or Tutor-Markers †
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(if not Burnaby)
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POSTINGS - Visit the FNLP Employment webpage [ www.sfu.ca/fnlp/employ/postings-fnlp ]
for detailed posting and additional details.
All FNLP (FNLG/FNEP) temporary appointments are subject to budget approval and satisfactory enrollment.
† Please also refer to the Department's Employment Webpage for appointment postings (including advertisements and full details).
Temporary Instruction Appointment Positions Acronyms:
SI = Sessional Instructor; LLEC = Term Lecturer (Limited Term);
TA = Teaching Assistant; and T/M (or T-M)=Tutor-Marker.
CODE = denotes Centre for Online and Distance Education. CODE course section are denoted by 'C100.' Unless otherwise indicated, non-C100 are in-person sections. Some CODE sections may require in-person on-campus invigilation of midterm and final exams.
Section Numbers: D=Daytime sections, E=Evening, A or N=FNEP sections, J=SFU NOW sections. (Eg. D100 denotes a day time primary section component such as a Lecture. E101 denotes an evening non-primary section such as a Tutorial or a Lab.)
The SFU Term Number: This number shows the century, year, and the term (Spring=1, Summer=4, Fall=7). "1201" means 21st Century, year 2020, and Term #1 for the Spring Academic Term; thus the term number "1201" refers to "Spring 2020". (1197 refers to Fall 2019.)
TA and T/M Appointments:
FNLP appointment and hiring criteria are consistent with the appointment priorities and hiring criteria of the Collective Agreement (version 2010-2014) between the Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).
Please visit Part A. of Temporary Instruction Hiring: Supplemental Information webpage, www.sfu.ca/fnlp/employment, for Departmental Detailed Priority System for Teaching Assistant and Tutor/Marker Appointments.
The URL (weblink) to the current SFU TSSU Collective Agreement (version 2014-2019) is: http://www.sfu.ca/human-resources/tssu.html
Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals
The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.
- Human Resources: TSSU Member Benefit Plan
- Graduate Student Society: Graduate Student Benefit Plan
- Medical Insurance information for Graduate Student TAs (explains how the benefit plans can work with each other)
- TLC: TA/TM Day / see other TLC workshops
- Graduate Studies: Professional Development Opportunities
- Protection of SFU Data on Mobile Devices — What you must do if you plan to store your students' information (includes student numbers, grades) on a mobile device.
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.
The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.
If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.
Webpage Last Updated:
December 13th, 2019.